News / August 4, 2020 Testing Capacity Expands at L.A. County-Supported Sites

As the need for COVID-19 testing continues to rise, the County of Los Angeles is expanding testing capacity at current sites and opening new sites in high-need areas. Due to this expansion, county-supported testing sites will have the capacity to test up to 55,000 residents a week.    Appointments are available at the following county-operated...

News / August 3, 2020 Mosquito Control Officials Confirm West Nile Virus Activity in SGV

The first indication of West Nile virus (WNV) in the San Gabriel Valley has been detected in a sample of mosquitoes from the city of Pomona. The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District (SGVMVCD) routinely monitors populations of adult mosquitoes using traps and tests groups of adult female mosquitoes for the presence of...

News / August 3, 2020 Public Health Cautiously Optimistic that L.A. County is On the Right Path

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) expressed cautious optimism Monday that community spread of COVID-19 in L.A. County has slowed and that other key indicators are stabilizing. The positive trends can be attributed to a variety of things, including the decreased opportunities for transmission, particularly in high-risk settings. Several weeks ago,...

News / August 3, 2020 City of Pasadena Services Protection Measure to Be Placed on Ballot

Last Monday, the Pasadena City Council unanimously voted to place the Pasadena City Services Protection Measure on the Nov. 3, 2020 ballot. The measure, calling for a charter amendment, must be approved by a majority of Pasadena voters to maintain the longstanding Light & Power Fund transfer to the General Fund that pays for services...

News / August 3, 2020 State Secures Federal Assistance for Apple Fire in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Sunday that the state has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of resources to fight the Apple Fire burning in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The FMAG will also assist local, state and tribal agencies responding to the fire to...

News / July 31, 2020 Voluntary Text-based Survey to Research COVID-19 Across L.A. County

The Los County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is launching Angelenos in Action, a text-based survey to monitor COVID-19 symptoms across L.A. County aimed at capturing potential spikes and trends in real-time to assist Public Health workers appropriately allocate resources to affected communities. Adults (18 years and older) living in Los Angeles County, who have...

News / July 31, 2020 High Temperatures Expected for Parts of L.A. County, Cooling Centers Open

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas: Antelope Valley – through Monday, Aug. 3. West San Fernando Valley –through Sunday, Aug. 2. East San Fernando Valley –Friday, July 31, through Saturday, Aug. 1. West San Gabriel Valley – Friday, July 31....

News / July 31, 2020 First West Nile Virus Cases reported in L.A. County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has identified the first two cases of human West Nile virus (WNV) infection in Los Angeles County for the 2020 season (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena as cases identified in those cities are reported by their local health departments). An older adult with no underlying...

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California Sues Trump to Ensure Undocumented Immigrants are Counted in Congressional Apportionment
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California Sues Trump to Ensure Undocumented Immigrants are Counted in Congressional Apportionment

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra — joined by the cities of Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Oakland, as well as the Los Angeles Unified School District — filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Trump administration over attempts to keep undocumented immigrants from being counted when congressional districts are redrawn following the 2020 Census. A…

Newsom Announces Unemployment Agency Strike Team, Reforms
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Newsom Announces Unemployment Agency Strike Team, Reforms

Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the formation of an Employment Development Department (EDD) strike team, and a “renewed focus” on processing unpaid claims. “There should be no barriers between Californians and the benefits they have earned,” said Newsom in a press releases issued Wednesday afternoon. “Unprecedented demand due to job loss during this pandemic paired…

L.A. County Allocates $15M for Childcare Vouchers for Essential Workers and Low-Income Families
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L.A. County Allocates $15M for Childcare Vouchers for Essential Workers and Low-Income Families

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has allocated $15 million in CARES Act funding for childcare vouchers that will help essential workers and low-income families in the county. In partnership with the Los Angeles County Early Childhood Education COVID-19 Response Team, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) will support the funding…

Pasadena Researcher Uncovers Missing Link in Neuropsychiatric Cell Therapy
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Pasadena Researcher Uncovers Missing Link in Neuropsychiatric Cell Therapy

Huntington Medical Research Institutes senior scientist’s work considered a game-changer We’ve all heard the phrase “better together” throughout the pandemic over and over again; however, that is exactly what Dr. Anju Vasudevan, Huntington Medical Research Institutes’ (HMRI) senior research scientist and scientific director for the angiogenesis and brain development research program, has found to be…

People Are Finally Getting Serious About Face Coverings
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People Are Finally Getting Serious About Face Coverings

Some cities are citing non-compliance with $2,000 fine To mask, or mask-not? That indeed is the question. Cover up or cough up some cash. That is what many municipalities are now saying, in a growing effort to enforce the ongoing battle against COVID-19 transmission. Experts say, to prevent infection, you must cover your nose and…

Newsom Says Planned Minimum Wage Increase Will Go Into Effect Next Year
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Newsom Says Planned Minimum Wage Increase Will Go Into Effect Next Year

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that Californians will see scheduled minimum wage increases next year. Although current economic conditions authorize him to suspend the scheduled increase in the minimum wage for 2021, Newsom will move the increase forward as reflected in the 2020 state budget. The minimum wage will increase on January 1, to $13…

Newsom to Deploy Support Teams to Combat COVID-19 in Central Valley
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Newsom to Deploy Support Teams to Combat COVID-19 in Central Valley

During a press conference in Stockton Monday afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom announced additional support for the Central Valley — a region seeing concerning virus spread, with 14-day positivity rates ranging from 11.9-27.5 percent, that is disproportionately impacting Latinos. The governor announced $52 million for Central Valley counties — San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings,…

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